Machine Learning

Addressing Social Determinants of Health Using Google Maps and Machine Learning

2019-02-12T12:41:04+00:00February 12, 2019|Fusion Blog, Healthcare|

By all means, health systems should do everything possible to give patients the best possible medical care. But let’s take a step back. The largest contributors to premature death, accounting for a full 40%, are the patient’s own behaviors. Another 15% are their social circumstances. Add in genetic predispositions and environmental exposure. Now you’re [...]

Why Enterprises Should Embrace the Cloud as it Drives Global IT Spending

2019-02-12T11:22:25+00:00February 4, 2019|Fusion Blog|

Gartner’s latest quarterly IT spending forecast delivers big news about the cloud’s role in global IT expenditures. The firm expects worldwide IT spending to reach $3.8 trillion this year, rising 3.2% over 2018, as the company points out here. A major driver of this growth is the enterprise software segment, which is projected to [...]

A Look Back at Maven Wave’s 2018 Achievements

2018-12-18T10:04:25+00:00December 18, 2018|Fusion Blog|

There’s no doubt that each year Maven Wave has been better than the previous - and 2018 was no exception to that as we celebrated our 10th year of continued growth. Put simply and to the point by partner and co-founder Brian Farrar, “We’ve had a decade of continued growth - we’ve doubled the [...]

Get To Know Our Founders Part III: Jeff Lee

2018-12-14T09:58:53+00:00December 14, 2018|Fusion Blog|

If you know Maven Wave, by now you know that we pride ourselves on a company culture that fosters a type of talent we like to call “the X factor”. It’s something we look for and cultivate in our team members because, after all, our team is at the heart and soul of our [...]

Get To Know Our Founders Part II: Jason Lee

2018-12-07T09:32:43+00:00December 7, 2018|Fusion Blog|

Anyone who knows Maven Wave understands our company culture and the admiration and support we have for one another. You see it in the awards we win, the work we produce, the clients we have the privilege of serving, and, of course, our collaboration, mutual respect and day-to-day fun that is witnessed every day [...]

Get To Know Our Founders: Brian Farrar

2018-11-29T13:10:28+00:00November 29, 2018|Fusion Blog|

It should come as no surprise that here at Maven Wave we pride ourselves on our company culture. We enjoy the people we work with and make efforts to not only spend time with each other in the office, but take excursions outside of the office as well - whether it be to a [...]

Ask the Expert: How to Go Beyond Technology with Experience Design

2018-11-26T16:44:15+00:00November 27, 2018|Fusion Blog|

Have you ever had a truly terrible User Experience? Whether it’s a chatbot that misses the mark, an automated answering service that leaves you in search of a live person or an online payment portal that just doesn’t add up -  these experiences are unfortunately one of the ties that bind us. Thankfully, the [...]

Machine Learning Now Available in Google BigQuery

2018-11-26T13:10:54+00:00November 13, 2018|Cloud & Machine Learning, Fusion Blog|

One of Google Cloud Platform’s most popular products, BigQuery, recently announced the addition of some exciting new functionality: the ability to create and execute machine learning (ML) models directly inside of the platform. BigQuery has become incredibly popular because it enablesinteractive analysis of large datasets, making it easy for businesses to share meaningful insights [...]

10% or 10x? Consider the Exponential Option

2018-11-26T13:12:47+00:00November 8, 2018|Digital Transformation, Fusion Blog|

We talk a lot about the digital age, the accelerating pace of change in business and the influx of innovation the world is seeing. New technologies engulf us: the cloud, machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), predictive analytics... the list seems to get longer by the day. According to a [...]

Maven Wave Makes Consulting Magazine’s Fastest Growing Firms List Again

2018-11-13T09:55:51+00:00October 29, 2018|Fusion Blog|

Achieving business growth is a challenge. Sustaining business growth, though, is a whole different animal. Here at Maven Wave, we feel confident in consulting enterprises on change management because we continue to successfully evolve our own business, year after year - and stay ahead of the trends in a tough climate. For the fourth [...]

CAO Fall Recap Take 2: How To Successfully Implement Machine Learning

2018-10-17T11:30:47+00:00October 17, 2018|Fusion Blog|

In a previous post, we shared the recurring question from the first day of the Chief Analytics Officer fall conference: how can you best apply insights from your data? In response to that question, several presentations offered guidelines for building machine learning models and shared case studies showing how companies are currently utilizing these [...]

CAO Fall Day 1: How Can You Apply Insights From Your Data?

2018-10-11T10:28:30+00:00October 11, 2018|Fusion Blog|

If an analytics team collects data and reports on it, but no one else in the organization understands it, then what purpose does that data serve? This question was posed repeatedly throughout the presentations and discussions during the first day of the Chief Analytics Officer (CAO) fall conference in Boston. The CAO conference brings [...]

Top 3 Takeaways for Retailers from Shop.org 2018

2018-09-19T13:09:23+00:00September 19, 2018|Data & Analytics, Fusion Blog|

Retailers need to anticipate customer needs and meet them where they are searching for information - before they’re looking for it. To learn more about how to harness digital solutions to improve consumer experiences and stay innovative in the field, members of the retail industry gathered in Las Vegas last week for Shop.org 2018. [...]

Ask the Expert: Machine Learning

2018-08-24T08:51:33+00:00February 7, 2018|Fusion Blog, Innovation Posts, Technology Solutions Posts|

In the era of digital transformation, businesses are reporting machine learning (ML) their top business priority. Companies are rapidly beginning to rely on ML to streamline their processes, ultimately increasing efficiencies. While ML is being implemented across many industries, it's only the start of this journey. In this Ask the Expert, we dive deeper [...]

Is Machine Learning Right for Your Business Challenges?

2018-08-29T08:08:00+00:00February 5, 2018|White Papers|

One Size Does Not Fit All  Along with crypto assets (think bitcoin and blockchain), machine learning (ML) is currently among the hottest technology topics. However, this isn’t the first time that we’ve heard this tune as there have been numerous peaks and valleys in ML interest over the past 30 or so years as [...]

10 Tips for Success with Machine Learning

2018-08-28T09:25:17+00:00December 5, 2017|Cloud & Machine Learning, Fusion Blog|

Whether you are currently working on a big machine learning idea that is going to fundamentally change the status quo or you are just trying to get caught up with the ML frenzy, there are some important considerations to be successful with machine learning initiatives. Irrespective of your situation, we have compiled 10 [...]

Maven Wave Achieves the Google Cloud Machine Learning Partner Specialization

2017-12-04T11:10:17+00:00November 27, 2017|News/Events|

Google Cloud Recognizes Maven Wave’s Technical Proficiency and Proven Success In Machine Learning Today, Maven Wave announced that it has achieved the Machine Learning Partner Specialization as part of the Google Cloud Partner Specialization Program. By earning the partner specialization, Maven Wave has proven their expertise and success in building customer [...]

Machine Learning: The Future of UX

2018-08-24T07:24:49+00:00November 6, 2017|UX Posts, White Papers|

Machine Learning (ML) has recently become one of the most popular buzzwords, but artificial intelligence (AI) has been used across industries for years. For example, the tailored ads we see on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter - this is all machine learning. While many businesses may assume ML is impossible or inaccessible, it’s a [...]

AB InBev

2018-03-20T13:09:17+00:00October 25, 2017|Case Studies|

Maven Wave integrated Google Maps, Places, and AB InBev market data to define customer segments and prioritize sales efforts using a variety of geospatial and machine learning techniques.

CME Tech Talk 6.0

2019-01-11T16:15:08+00:00September 20, 2017|Fusion Blog|

Show Me The Data! Highlights from the CME Group Tech Talk 6.0 The CME Group brought their annual Tech Talk back to Chicago this year after stops in New York and London and the topic of the day was data. With presentations from the Chicago Cubs, Orbital Insights, Tellus Labs, and Google, the CME [...]

Beyond the Machine Learning Hype: Solving Vexing Problems in New Ways

2017-09-01T10:35:15+00:00August 8, 2017|Cloud & Machine Learning, Fusion Blog|

Unless you’ve been stuck under a rock, you’ve probably come to the conclusion that artificial intelligence--really machine learning, is going to take over the world. Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have recently sparred each other over the risks and benefits of artificial intelligence. Musk, founder of Tesla and SpaceX, has a well known belief [...]

Ask The Expert: Data Analytics

2018-08-27T09:10:39+00:00July 11, 2017|Data & Analytics, Fusion Blog|

In today’s market, data analytics play a large role in the success of an organization. Analyzing data leads organizations to uncover insights to make more intuitive business decisions. In the age of digital transformation, utilizing analytics within your business is a necessity to stay competitive. In this Ask the Expert interview, we sat down with [...]

July 2017: The Trading Show and FOW Trading Show Chicago

2018-09-13T16:38:35+00:00July 10, 2017|Fusion Blog|

Source: The Wallpaper Cave As spring turns to summer, there is a flurry of activity as industry trade shows take advantage of the nice weather before calendars become cluttered with vacation time and business winds down to the languid pace of the warm weather months. In Chicago, Terrapinn’s “The Trading Show” and [...]

Google Machine Learning APIs Will Reshape the Way You Work

2017-09-01T10:38:59+00:00April 2, 2017|Cloud & Machine Learning, Fusion Blog|

As we delve deeper into the age of digital transformation, machine learning has been a revolutionizing element during this technology shift. The capabilities machine learning is achieving are exciting— yet, almost unimaginable. Google is a key player in machine learning technology, as the company is making major investments in the space with new APIs [...]

Recap of Google Cloud Next ‘17

2018-08-27T09:22:32+00:00March 14, 2017|Cloud & Machine Learning, Fusion Blog|

Maven Wave had the privilege of attending and sponsoring Google Cloud Next ‘17 in San Francisco, CA last week. It was a jam-packed week of exciting announcements from Google, meeting new people, and expanding our expertise of Google Cloud. There were over 100 exciting announcements made and more learnings than could possibly be covered [...]

Top 5 Tech Predictions for 2017

2017-09-01T10:44:15+00:00December 28, 2016|Cloud & Machine Learning, Fusion Blog|

2016 was the year of self driving cars, Pokémon Go, and virtual reality. As we look back on 2016, we saw expansion of cloud adoption, a rising need for big data analytics, and privacy issues becoming a serious threat (Apple vs FBI). What can we look forward to in 2017? Take a look at our [...]

FIA Transformative Trends in Technology

2018-09-13T16:40:28+00:00June 20, 2016|Cloud Posts|

The FIA Technology Committee held their annual election and panel discussion in Chicago last week and for the second year in a row, the panel consisted of speakers from distinctly different disciplines that have recently been in the spotlight for financial technology (or “fintech”). Following introductory remarks from Rumi Morales of CME Ventures, the panel took turns [...]